The Complement System by K. RotherThe Complement System by K. Rother

The Complement System

EditorK. Rother, Gerd O. Till, Gertrud M. Hänsch

Paperback | October 5, 2012

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The complement system plays a key role in host defense functions and inflammatory reactions. This book provides the present state-of-the-art of the theoretical fundamentals and basic biochemical features of the complement system, its activation and regulation. The biological functions are also discussed in the context of more complex conditions, e.g. host defense, chronic inflammation and graft rejection. This is a thorough revision of the 1988 edition, with additional chapters addressing the progress made in the understanding of the interconnection of the complement system and other mediator systems, especially with cellular receptors. The immunopathology section has been expanded, and a chapter on diagnostic procedures and their interpretation has been added.
Title:The Complement SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:584 pagesPublished:October 5, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642637116

ISBN - 13:9783642637117

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Table of Contents

Contents: Components and Ractivity;- Biologic Functions;- Pathology;- Manipulation of Complement in vivo;- The Clinical Laboratory: Testing the Complement System

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:
"Overall, the volume is a most useful resource on complement and will be of tremendous value for investigators in the area of complementology, newcomers in the field, and instructors for updating their information on the subject." ASM News - American Society for Microbiology